UW Sustainability is looking for a student graphic design assistant Fall 2018 (with an opportunity to start in summer 2018). This is a part-time position for a current student. The graphic design assistant will work closely with the UW Sustainability team to develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community regarding sustainability programs and initiatives. 

Full details below. To apply, ...

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The College of the Environment is hosting a conversation on how UW groups can improve our connections with diverse communities on May 18, 1-4 p.m. in HUB 145.

Racially diverse and economically disadvantaged communities are often living near environmentally hazardous locations, leading to poor health and a diminished quality of life. As the realities of the 21st century continue to emerge, people throughout America are mobilizing in the names of environmental justice, healing and community...

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Category: Events
Tags: Environmental Justice | College of the Environment | Diversity

This week is packed for a range of events hosted by the ASUW Student Food Co-op, the Undergraduate Women in Business Association, and other student groups! The sustainability events calendar includes all sustainability related events, but below we've listed a few of the top options for this week. Also, check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to...

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Category: Climate Change | Environment | Events | Student Organizations | UW Seattle
Tags: Weekly Events

The weather is getting nicer (finally), so Sqwatch is inviting you to join him in exploring some of the sustainable features on UW's Seattle campus! Not only can you discover some new spots on campus, all you have to do is take a few selfies along the way to earn a Sqwatch tote bag!

To join the Sqwatch Quest and earn your tote bag, there are only a few simple things you have to do. 

Category: Buildings & Grounds | Events | Gardens & Farms | UW Seattle
Tags: Sqwatch | Sqwatch Quest | Social Media

There's a little-known space in the HUB, all the way to the back of the ASUW offices. There, you'll find a tiny room with crates full of dried fruits, granola, green lentils, and tea lining the walls, soft music playing in the background, and friendly staff asking, "How has your day been going?"

You might forget for just a minute that you’re still on campus.

Welcome to the Bean Basket, a student powered brick and mortar bulk buying store that strives to provide an accessible place for the community to purchase affordable and...

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Category: Food | Student Organizations
Tags: ASUW Student Food Coop | podcast

With Earth Day festivities behind us, we’re back to our regular weekly sustainability event posts! The sustainability events calendar is always packed with new events, but below we've listed a few of the top options for this week. Also, check out our calendar for a comprehensive listing of events. You can even subscribe to get weekly emails to keep up to date on all the sustainability events happening around...

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Category: Academics | Awards & Recognition | Environment | Events | Student Organizations | UW Seattle
Tags: Weekly Events

It's time for Bike Everywhere Month! May is a great time to break out the bicycles and celebrate biking. UW Transportation Services has several events happening throughout the month, and everyone is encouraged to join the Bike Everywhere Challenge and track your rides throughout the month.

Bike Everywhere Challenge

The 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge, organized by Washington Bikes, is a challenge for new and experienced riders alike. Register online and track your rides throughout the month of May for a chance...

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Category: Events | Transportation
Tags: Bike Month | Transportation Services

Students who are interested in the green building industry have an opportunity to attend a LEED Green Associate training session on campus Saturday, May 5, from 1-5 p.m. in Loew Hall room 112.

LeadingGreen is hosting the training, which prepares students to take the LEED Green Associate exam administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

From LeadingGreen's event information:

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainablity scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green associate is the only...

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The words sustainability and business are not often heard together in the same sentence within the corporate sector.

As traditional business practices have typically prioritized profits over purpose and people, many people remain critical about a company's true intentions. Thankfully, slow and steady progress over the years have created an undercurrent of individuals, organizations, and business leaders who have repeatedly asked: how can businesses do good in the world?

The inaugural Global...

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Category: Climate Change | Energy | Environment | Events | Student Organizations
Tags: Global Leadership Summit | Foster School of Business

Civil and Environmental Engineering students got hands-on experience with energy conservation and renewable energy this winter.

A class taught by assistant professor Amy Kim used a small solar-power installation on More Hall to power everyday office equipment, such as a computer and table lamp. The course looks at developing sustainability strategies for buildings which promote the health and wellness of the occupants.

From the UW Civil and Environmental...

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Category: Academics | Energy | Research
Tags: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Amy Kim | solar power